'NOS4A2' Season 1 "The Shorter Way": Vic's Mysterious Discovery in the Woods [PREVIEW]

With less than a week to go before AMC's supernatural fantasy-horror adaptation of author Joe Hill's bestselling novel NOS4A2 makes its debutthe network is starting to turn its attention towards the premiere episode of the Ashleigh Cummings Zachary Quinto starrer. Following up on last week's teaser release for "The Shorter Way," the following sneak preview takes us along for the ride as Vic McQueen's (Cummings) motorcycle run through the woods leads to a mysterious old bridge…

NOS4A2 Season 1, Episode 1 "The Shorter Way": Vic McQueen, a young, blue-collar, New Englander discovers her supernatural abilities, as the immortal Charlie Manx uses his own to lure a child into his mysterious 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith.

In last week's season premiere teaser "The Shorter Way" (directed by The Handmaid's Tale director Kari Skogland) viewers were introduced to Vic and Charlie Manx's (Quinto) respective powers – and how those powers put them on a collision course with "Christmasland"… and each other:

A Look Ahead to AMC's 'NOS4A2'…

NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

The supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on Hill's bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into "Christmasland" – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

Charlie Manx is a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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JJ Smith as Maggie Leigh, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen – NOS4A2 _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Dana Starbard/AMC

Along with Quinto and Cummings, NOS4A2 also stars Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh, and Ashley Romans (Shameless) as Det. Tabitha Hutter. Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, Tornante Television's  Lauren Corrao, and series creator/showrunner Jami O'Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels). Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) directs the first two episodes of the 10-episode series.

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AMC's NOS4A2 premieres Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT – following the fifth season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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